Friday, June 29, 2007

Buying Art (and inspiration) Online

"Tea Bird" image from ohmycavalier's Etsy shop (see below)

There's been much ado about Etsy lately that I just can't stay away from it! I click on a link to see the art in question, and the next thing you know, I've spent 45 minutes looking at jewelry...

While this isn't great for my career (I end up staying late at the office), it is good for my little artist's soul.

And while photography is my One True Love, and pottery a close second, nothing beats the sublime beauty of a simple sketch...

So I finally bought my first two online art pieces from
ohmycavalier's shop.

The first is the lovely little bird print shown above. I adored this print because it's simple and sort of naive, but it was the little bird feet that sold me on it. They are just so delicate and perfect - simple lines whose precision tells you this is a very skilled artist! I also love that the print was painted using tea!

And the second print, "Tangle Hair", I love because it's mythical looking and old-fashioned and gestural, and I have a little thing for swallows and period dresses with great necklines...

I will frame these for the entrance of our house.


  1. Anonymous4:19 pm

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    Beautiful work…congratulations.
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  2. Wow, some gorgeous stuff!

    I tagged you over @ my blog. I don't normally do stuff like this, but it was fun.

  3. Loving that sweet bird image!

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